Hawks16172421 -- 78Mavericks11292522 -- 87

Josh Howard had 25 points and five blocked shots, and Dirk Nowitzki added 20 points and 13 rebounds for Dallas.

Atlanta and Toronto are the league's only winless teams -- both at 0-8.

The Mavericks were without starting guard Doug Christie, who went to his home in Seattle earlier in the day to have his sore right ankle examined by his personal physician.

Atlanta

MinFGFTO-TAPFPts.Totals 24029-7619-2815-43142178Childress 19:021-40-01-5012Harrington 43:257-171-34-102515Pachulia 42:197-167-116-123321JJohnson 40:348-171-30-22218MWilliams 19:042-60-02-5114JSmith 30:351-64-41-5226Lue 22:182-33-31-3357Edwards 5:410-10-00-0010Batista 2:510-00-00-1000Stoudamire 14:111-63-40-0115

Percentages: FG .382, FT .679. Three-Point Goals: 1-9, .111 (J.Johnson 1-3, Harrington 0-2, Stoudamire 0-4). Blocked Shots: 4 (J.Smith 3, Childress). Turnovers: 16 (J.Johnson 3, M.Williams 3, Harrington 2, Lue 2, Pachulia 2, Stoudamire 2, Childress, J.Smith). Steals: 4 (Childress, Harrington, J.Johnson, Stoudamire). Technical Fouls: Defensive Three Second, 8:13 second.

Dallas

MinFGFTO-TAPFPts.Totals 24032-8120-2316-46142887Howard 40:5210-133-41-41225Nowitzki 38:408-213-34-131420Dampier 20:150-20-03-8060Daniels 39:544-93-42-44411Terry 33:484-174-40-42112Harris 19:520-63-40-1423Van Horn 25:225-104-42-52414Diop 21:171-30-04-7052

Percentages: FG .395, FT .870. Three-Point Goals: 3-10, .300 (Howard 2-2, Nowitzki 1-1, Harris 0-1, Van Horn 0-1, Daniels 0-2, Terry 0-3). Blocked Shots: 11 (Howard 5, Terry 2, Diop 2, Nowitzki, Daniels). Turnovers: 16 (Dampier 6, Nowitzki 2, Daniels 2, Van Horn 2, Diop 2, Harris, Terry). Steals: 8 (Harris 3, Daniels 2, Howard, Terry, Diop). Technical Fouls: Howard, 3:51 third.

A: 20,148 (19,200). T: 2:14.